Mar 2, 2011
Who doesnâ€™t love a good wallpaper? Theyâ€™re one of the first things we customize on our mobile devices. Some people pick one and stick with it, others change them like theyâ€™re TV channels. Wallpapers are as unique as the individuals who use them. They represent our moods, thoughts, ideals, and just plain insanity. I mean if it werenâ€™t for wallpapers, app markets wouldnâ€™t have the ludicrous numbers they so proudly boast.
Another week, another Wednesday, another wallpaper! Today we have a couple of live wallpapers that double as games, Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes and a selection of random static wallpapers to spruce up that boring screen you’ve been sporting. Check them out and be sure to leave any feedback along with any suggestions for future wallpapers to showcase. Enjoy!
Your weekly Live Wallpaper Announcement
Remember, live wallpapers can only be used with supported devices running Android 2.1+. I see a lot of people downrating live wallpapers in the Android Market because “it won’t open,” or “I can’t find it.” Live wallpapers aren’t like regular apps, they won’t show up in your app tray and they don’t “open.” You can access your wallpapers a couple of different ways:
- Long press screen>Wallpapers>Live wallpapers
- Press your device’s menu button>Wallpaper>Live Wallpaper
Please make sure your phone supports live wallpapers and you are familiar with how to use them before giving developers a bad rating. It really isn’t fair to them. Now let’s check out those wallpapers!
[Disclaimer: Live Wallpapers may cause excessive battery drain and/or lag issues and only work with supported devices running Android 2.1 or higher.]
Hello Kitty LWP Lite – Shower your screen in cuteness with fluffy clouds and a floating “Hello Kitty” or if you prefer, arm her with an AK and terrorize the city. Whatever mood you’re in, Hello Kitty is ready to wear it and bounce around your screen in this free live wallpaper by Classic Nerds Mobile.
Download: Hello Kitty LWP Lite
Direct Android Market Web Link: Hello Kitty LWP Lite
PongClock Live Wallpaper – Up first in our showcase of game/live wallpapers is the mother of all retro – PONG! This live wallpaper by shift-eight generation takes one of the earliest arcade video games and turns it into a clock live wallpaper that is fully functional. This free live wallpaper is full of customizations. Change backgrounds, colors, sizes or just have fun taking advantage of multi-touch game mode by actually playing PONG! You can even resize the wallpaper to look like a widget. I can’t believe it’s free! A must have for retro gamers!
Download: PongClock Live Wallpaper
Direct Android Market Web Link: PongClock Live Wallpaper
Space Junk Live Wallpaper – Our second game/live wallpaper comes to us from developer Access Lane, Inc and features a junk cluttered outer space. As galactic sanitary engineer extraordinaire, your mission is to vaporize various satellites, asteroids and space ships that are polluting the once peaceful vacuum of space. Space Junk comes in both a free and paid version with the paid version featuring a score counter plus control settings. Grab this animated live wallpaper and keep the space junk where it belongs — Uranus.
Download: Space Junk Live Wallpaper
Direct Android Market Web Link: Space Junk Live Wallpaper
[Note: In order to save wallpapers you have to open them in a new tab or window — Pics must be resized to fit your device]
Device doesn’t support live wallpapers? No need to worry, here are some static wallpapers to enjoy. A few of my favorite devious dreamer Calvin along with the usual random goodness.